Rolligon Traveler
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THE ROLLIGON* TRAVELER IS A VERSATILE LIGHT TRUCK-TRACTOR COMBINATION DESIGNED TO PROVIDE AN IDEAL OFF-THE-HIGHWAY, ALL-PURPOSE, ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE. 

It is a high payload, maneuverable, fast, easily maintained and economical-to-operate carrier capable of transporting cargo over rough and unstable roadless country at an operating cost comparable to that of a conventional truck using modern highways. As a prime mover or tractor it develops pulling power comparable to that of a tracklaying vehicle of similar gross weight.

AS A CARGO CARRIER – The ROLLIGON TRAVELER totes two tons of payload economically without roads at speeds from a one-mile-per-hour crawl to a 30-mile-per-hour glide as suited to the terrain.  Four full powered ROLLIGON bags provide low ground bearing pressures of 3 to 7 pounds per square inch for high flotation over rough or unstable surfaces like sand, snow, swamp and rocky ground.  Each bag lays down a massive flexible tread which molds to ground contours for maximum, ground-hugging traction in climbing.  When crossing rough country, passengers, load and vehicle are cushioned against ground shock by the ROLLIGON system of “Top Loading” its bags, which converts each bag automatically into a huge natural airspring.  Over soft terrain the flexible bags gently preserve and improve their own trail without rutting.

The ROLLIGON TRAVELER provides an extra-large 8’ x 10’ stake bed for carrying cargoes and personnel for exploring, farming, doing jobs around construction camps and for uncounted other uses including the mounting of special equipment like small drill rigs, ambulance and crash truck bodies, fifth wheels, etc.

AS A PRIME MOVER AND TRACTOR – The ROLLIGON TRAVELER develops tractive power through its ground-clinging bags comparable to an equivalent sized tracklayer for pulling, towing or agricultural tractor work.  In working on soft sand or in loose dirt, the TRAVELER develops traction superior to conventional tractors, and will not tear up the ground surface nor compact the soil.

FOUR BAGS TOP LOADED AND FULLY POWERED – (See back cover)  The drive train is designed to deliver power to each of the four bags through the ROLLIGON exclusive Single Roller Drive system.

ARTICULATED FRAME STEERING –  For maneuverability and constant traction over rough or uneven terrain, the ROLLIGON TRAVELER is provided with frame power-steering through an articulated center joint between the forward cab-and-engine section and the rear cargo section.  (See front cover).  In maneuvering through close quarters, the TRAVELERS rear bags track exactly in the path of the front bags.  Over hillocks and bumps, the swivel action of the articulated center joint permits all bags at all times to remain flat upon the ground for positive traction.

SIMPLIFIED MECHANICAL DESIGN – The ROLLIGON TRAVELER not only eliminates wheels and tracks, but also all conventional spring and shock systems.  This means less maintenance and repairs en transit and saving on cost of stocking and transporting spare parts.

HIGHWAY ECONOMY OFF-THE-HIGHWAY – The TRAVELER’S rolling resistance (or mechanical force necessary to move the vehicle) is no greater in soft sand operation than that of most conventional trucks traveling on paved highways (or about 3% to 5% of the gross vehicle weight.)  This results in fuel economy for the off-the-highway operation similar to that of a standard truck on a highway.

 

 

Suggested Uses:


 

GEOPHYSICAL EXPLORATION

            OIL and MINING – EXPLORATION and DEVELOPMENT
Cargo, Equipment, Personnel Carrier, General Oil Field and Mine Work, Explosives Carrier

GENERAL EXPLORATION
Arctic and Tropical Scientific Expeditions Archaeological

LAND DEVELOPMENT IN ROADLESS AREAS
Natural Resource and Land Development Surveys in Unexplored Regions
Opening Up and Developing these areas without waiting for costly road systems

OFF-ROAD LONG DISTANCE CARGO TRUCKING
Hauling cargo to newly developed roadless areas
Military Long Distance Cargo Carriers

ARCTIC AND DESERT OPERATIONAL VEHICLES
SUCH AS: DEWLine Supply, Middle East Oil and Military Operations

OFF-ROAD SHORT HAUL TRUCKING
Utility Company Maintenance and Installation Vehicles
Power, Telephone, Pipeline
Building Construction
Lumber, Ready-Mix Concrete, Etc.
Highway Construction Utility Truck

LUMBER
Milled Lumber Carrier in Minimum Road Areas – Supply, Equipment, Personnel Carrier

PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION and RIGHT-OF-WAY MAINTENANCE

MILITARY SPECIALIZED VEHICLES
Weapons and Rocket Carriers Re-Entry Vehicles


AIRBORNE VEHICLES
Military and Civilian

AIRPORT CRASH TRUCKS, FIRE EQUIPMENT
For Bad Weather Operation and in Marginal Areas Off Air Strip

OFF-ROAD EMERGENCY VEHICLES CIVIL DEFENSE and DISASTER TRUCKS, AMBULANCES
FIRETRUCKS
Rural Fire Departments –
Forest Fire Fighting
Metropolitan (run over hose and debris)

COAST GUARD, NAVY
Beach Patrol – Surf Rescue Units

 

FORESTRY SERVICES
Fire Fighting – Conservation Work

LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION

NATIONAL, STATE PARK and BEACHES SERVICES
Beach Sweepers, Maintenance
Search and Rescue

SPORTS
Big Game Hunting

FISH AND GAME
Ski Areas, Conservation Work, General Utility

CEMETERY and PARK MANTENANCE

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS

 

ENGINE
Continental 6 cylinder L-head 226.2 cu. In., 105 h.p. at 3600 rpm, comp. ratio 6.86:1 (7.3:1 optional).  Other engines optional.

TRANSMISSION
3 Speed Syncro-mesh

DIFFERENTIALS
Spicer Powr-lok; Model #53

TRANSFER CASE
2 Speed, front and rear drive

ROLLER DRIVE
Single 9 inch rubber covered top driving roller over each bag.

TOP SPEED
30 mph (STANDARD)

CURB WEIGHT
4500 LBS.

PAY LOAD
Maximum Pay Load – 7 psi. – 4000 lbs.

CHASSIS
Light weight, rugged, integral frame and flat bed of welded steel alloy.  Aluminum alloy construction optional at extra cost.

 

CAB
Light weight, field tested fiberglass; maximum all-around visibility.


STEERING
Hydraulic power frame steering thru articulated hinge-pivot joint.


BRAKES
(Service)  Aviation-type disk brake on each drive roller, hydraulic operated.

DIMENSIONS
Length overall . . . . . . . . . . 235”
Width overall . . . . . . . . . . .   96”
Wheel base . . . . . . . . . . . . 140”

ROLLIGON BAGS
4 – 30” x 40” Rolligon bags, all powered.

INFLATION SYSTEM
Individual Rolligon bag pressure controlled from cab with vehicles standing or moving.  Engine driven compressor.

FUEL TANK
25 gal. capacity.  Additional tank available.